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NMSU Hotline — October 12, 2015

NMSU-based food safety blog becoming popular resource across the region

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Three years after its launch, the New Mexico State University Food Safety and Protection blog site at www.nmsufoodsafety.blogspot.com is averaging more than 1,000 hits a month. The blog features the latest notifications from the USDA?s Food Safety and Inspection Service that pertain to New Mexico, Texas and the Four Corners region.

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Campus Announcements

ICT?s Pete?s Place Lab to move Oct. 12-18

Pete?s Place computer lab will move the week of Oct. 12-18 to its brand new and recently renovated location inside the Corbett Center Student Union building. During that time, students who use Pete?s will be directed to the Hardman-Jacobs ULC that is open from 8 a.m. to 2 a.m. ICT expects that Pete?s will reopen sometime during the week of Oct. 18-25.

For more information contact 575-646-2032 or 575-646-4757 or lab_associate@nmsu.edu.

Huddle up this Monday and Thursday for NFL football

Gather your friends together this Monday, Oct. 12, and Thursday, Oct. 15 at 6:30 p.m. for two more NFL viewing parties inside Corbett Center Student Union?s first floor Aggie Lounge. As always, the CCSU Food Court?s Gila Grill will be open offering discounted wings with dipping sauces.

For more information, contact Kassie Ckodre at 575-646-2582 or kherna17@nmsu.edu and join the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/645668388869598/ for updates and reminders.

Retirement planning webinar to be offered

?There?s No Bad Time to Save for Retirement? will be presented by David Allen, a representative of Horace Mann via Adobe Connect, from 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14. This webinar addresses the benefits of investing in a 403(b) plan to save for retirement and gives participants the opportunity to ask questions online during live presentation.

The link to the Adobe Connect session will be available at http://benefits.nmsu.edu/retire/voluntary/. A recording of the presentation will be posted on that site following the presentation for those employees not able to join the live webinar.

For questions about your benefits, contact Benefit Services at benefits@nmsu.edu or 575-646-8000. If you experience problems or need assistance attending a live broadcast, contact the Center for Learning & Professional Development at 575-646-5462 or training@nmsu.edu.

This Week?s Bistro Buffet: Taste of China

Enjoy your favorite Chinese cuisine with the Taste of China Bistro Buffet, available for $11.99 plus tax Wednesday, Oct. 14, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at The 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club. This special buffet will feature sweet and sour chicken, beef and broccoli, vegetable lo mein, almond cookies and fortune cookies. Buffet price includes access to this all-you-care-to-eat buffet and a non-alcoholic beverage.

The 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club is located in the Stan Fulton Athletics Center, right next to Aggie Memorial Stadium. Call 575-646-4763 for reservations or visit http://nmsudining.sodexomyway.com for more information.

'The Harvest of Dance' to be held Oct. 16-18

The College of Education, Kinesiology and Dance Department and the NMSU Dance Program are proud to present "The Harvest of Dance" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16, and Saturday, Oct. 17, and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18, at the ASNMSU Center for the Arts.

The choreography will be framed by the exquisite lighting designs of Matt Reynolds, theater manager and lighting designer. In addition, two dances will have live music with Robert Wood, from the KIND department, singing and Jake Mossman on Flamenco guitar.

Tickets can be purchase from the KIND office or you can phone for will call tickets at 575-646-4079. Tickets can also be purchased at the door one hour before beginning at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16 and Saturday, Oct. 17 and at 1:30 Sunday, Oct. 18. The proceeds from this concert will be used to fund student scholarships.

For more information contact 575-646-4067.

Renowned tango trio to perform free concert at NMSU

For 10 years, the Piazzolla da Camera Trio has dedicated itself to the performance of the works of late Argentine modern tango master Astor Piazzolla. Beginning at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 19, this ensemble will bring the sounds of the Buenos Aires cityscape to the New Mexico State University Atkinson Recital Hall.

?It?s breathtaking music ? sometimes weaving baroque style counterpoint, other times spinning beautifully lyric melodies ? and always passionate,? said Laura Spitzer, associate professor of piano in the NMSU College of Arts and Sciences. ?It will make you relive your most cherished memories.?

The program consists of music by Piazzolla, who revolutionized the traditional tango into a new style called ?nuevo tango,? incorporating elements from jazz and classical music. He died in 1992.


Clothing Textiles and Fashion Merchandising presents the Spirit Remix Fashion Show at Barnes & Noble at NMSU

The Barnes & Noble at NMSU Bookstore & Café in Las Cruces will host the Spirit Remix Fashion Show in collaboration with the NMSU Department of Clothing Textiles and Fashion Merchandising at 7 p.m. Oct. 22. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. This free event is open to the public and will feature the Vault Collection of select t-shirts created from retro NMSU logos and fashion items from original student designs.

Note that the regularly scheduled Open Mic Thursdays will not be held on this particular evening. Barnes & Noble at NMSU is located at 1400 E. University Ave. All campus parking is free after 4:30 p.m.

For more information call 575-646-4431 and join the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/1635545766715025/ for updates and reminders.

NMSU Pre-Health Professions Advising offers preparation seminars for freshmen and sophomores

For students who plan on applying to a graduate health program (like medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, physician assistant, etc.), one of the keys to a successful application is beginning your preparation as early as possible. Pre-Health Professions Advising, located in Breland Hall 152, seeks to empower and support pre-health students as they explore, prepare and apply to healthcare professional programs.

With this mission in mind, Pre-Health Advising will host preparation seminars geared towards first and second year pre-health students. The goal of these seminars is to provide pre-health students with the information and resources that are relevant to their preparation at the respective stages of their journey to a career in healthcare. Freshmen and sophomore pre-health students are highly encouraged to attend one of these sessions in order to schedule a one-on-one appointment with the adviser. There will be four possible sessions for each group of students to choose from.

Freshmen can go to http://goo.gl/forms/0MBO4UEA3r, and sophomores can go to http://goo.gl/forms/iOGZxWNHqt to RSVP for the session they would like to attend.

If you have questions, contact the Pre-Health Professions Advising Office at jtaulbee@ad.nmsu.edu, 575-646-3142 or on the web at http://artsci.nmsu.edu/en/nmsu-pre-health-professions-advising.

Water Science and Management degree program now accepting applications

The Water Science and Management (WSM) degree program at New Mexico State University is now accepting applications for its master of science and doctoral programs until Feb. 14, for the Fall 2016 semester. These are interdisciplinary degree programs which provide graduate education for addressing state, national and international water issues and to train the next generation of water professionals needed to meet the challenges of scarce water resources. New Mexico faces serious challenges in water supply, development and quality, management and administration of water resources.

The WSM program offers five fields of study sponsored under the Colleges of Agriculture, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, Arts and Sciences and Engineering. NMSU undergraduate seniors who will be graduating in May 2016 or anyone who is interested in Water Science and Management may obtain information and/or apply to the program by visiting http://wsm.research.nmsu.edu, call 575-646-4198 or email Patrick Natoni, Student Program Coordinator at wsm@nmsu.edu. Walk-ins or appointments are welcome. The WSM program is located on 3170 S. Espina St., Stucky Hall Room 111.

NMSU to host agritourism conference in Albuquerque Nov. 12-14

Agritourism can diversify an agricultural operation beyond growing and selling crops and livestock.

The industry is widespread in the United States, with a wide range of activities for agritourists to participate in, from picking fruits and vegetables, riding horses, tasting honey, and learning about wine- and cheese-making to shopping in farm gift stores and farm stands for local and regional produce or hand-crafted gifts.

New Mexico State University will host the 2015 New Mexico Agritourism Conference Nov. 12 to 14 at the MCM Hotel Elegante, 2020 Menaul Blvd. in Albuquerque.

?Agricultural businesses are looking for alternative ways to diversify their operations and bring in additional income,? said Pat Torres, NMSU Cooperative Extension Service northern district director.


NMSU to host certification course for food processing professionals

Two New Mexico State University professors will host a two-day certification course designed for managers and supervisors of food processing operations around the region.

The course, ?Better Process Control School for Acidified Foods Only,? will take place from 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Nov. 13, and 7:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Nov. 14, at NMSU?s Gerald Thomas Hall Room 303. The course satisfies the training requirement specified in both FDA and USDA regulations for Acidified Foods Only, and is designed to provide information on critical issues that affect acidified foods production.

The Better Process Control Schools certify supervisors of thermal processing systems, acidification and container closure evaluation programs for low-acid and acidified canned foods. Each processor of low-acid or acidified foods must operate with a certified supervisor on hand at all times during processing.


NMSU Board of Regents to meet Oct. 21

The New Mexico State University Board of Regents will hold a regular meeting at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21, in the Regents Room in the Educational Services Building on the university?s Las Cruces campus.

A closed executive session will be held at noon in the Regents Conference Room, Educational Services Building Room 2, to discuss personnel, real estate, water rights and threatened or pending litigation matters in accordance with sections 10-15-1 H (2), (7), and (8) of the New Mexico Open Meetings Act.

Copies of the agenda for this meeting will be available at NMSU?s Zuhl Library not less than 72 hours prior to the meeting and will also be posted on the university website at http://regents.nmsu.edu/agenda. This meeting of the Board of Regents will be available through webcast. You can access the link at http://panopto.nmsu.edu/bor/.


DACC Community Education course available

In the DACC Community Education course, Using the Internet, learn to utilize the Internet to increase information gathering and examine and compare different methods and trends in today?s Internet. Review different methods of properly navigating the World Wide Web. Time is important in today?s fast-paced environment. Know how to find and research what you need, want and desire on the internet. The class will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24 or from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31. Each class is $27.

For more information or to sign-up email commed@dacc.nmsu.edu or call 575-527-7527.

DACC Customized Training class offered

The ABC?s of Supervision will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21. The cost is $139. Designed to help you overcome many of the supervisory problems you will encounter in your first few weeks as a new boss, whether you are a team leader, project manager or unit coordinator. Dealing with the many problems a new supervisor encounters isn?t easy, but it doesn?t have to lead to discouragement. Topics include clarifying roles and responsibilities, developing your skills in listening and communication, resolving conflict, giving feedback and more.

For more information, contact 575-527-7776 or ctp@nmsu.edu.